Categories Archives: Culture of Resistance » Indigenous Autonomy

Water Protector Suspends Himself from 25-Foot Structure in St. Paul to Demonstrate Resistance to the Line 3 Pipeline

For Immediate Release June 28, 2018 Activist risks arrest in front of Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Office during its final hearings to permit the Line 3 tar sands pipeline Contact: Ethan Nuss, (218) 380-9047,  stopline3mpls@gmail.com ST PAUL, MN – A water protector ascended a 25-foot steel tripod structure erected in the street in front of … Continue reading Water Protector Suspends Himself from 25-Foot Structure in St. Paul to Demonstrate Resistance to the Line 3 Pipeline

Sami Parliament endorses the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Nature

Featured image: Marie Persson Njajta, Stefan Mikaelsson och Mona Persson, members of the Sami Parliament with the proposal to support the Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth      by Rights of Nature Sweden / Intercontinental Cry During the Assembly meeting ​​May 25th, the Sami Parliament decided to support the Universal Declaration of the Rights of … Continue reading Sami Parliament endorses the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Nature

5 Ways Indigenous Groups Are Fighting Back Against Land Seizures

Featured image: Indigenous inhabitants of one of the floating islands in Lake Titicaca greet a tour group from Puno, Peru. David Stanley / CC BY 2.0      by Peter Veit / World Resources Institute via Ecowatch Much of the world’s land is occupied and used by Indigenous Peoples and communities—about 50 percent of it, involving more than 2.5 billion … Continue reading 5 Ways Indigenous Groups Are Fighting Back Against Land Seizures

Reminder: Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp – May 25th-28th

You are invited to join us for the seventh annual Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp, May 25th – 28th, 2018 – A Gathering for Celebration, Community, Movement Building, Ecology, and Land Defense! Based in Spring Valley, Nevada (between the towns of Ely and Baker), the Action Camp is a gathering of organizers, ecologists, indigenous … Continue reading Reminder: Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp – May 25th-28th

Giving a Platform to the Tribal Guardians of the Natural World

Featured image: With support from Survival, the Guajajara are able to expose illegal logging and threats to their uncontacted neighbors in real time. © Survival      by  Sarah Shenker / Survival International “We are here,” says Olimpio, looking directly into the camera, “… Monitoring the land and protecting the uncontacted Indians and the Guajajara who live here. … Continue reading Giving a Platform to the Tribal Guardians of the Natural World

Yatama Vindicated by Nicaraguan Protests

     by Laura Hobson Herlihy / Cultural Survival The Miskitu Yatama (Yapti Tasba Masraka Nanih Aslatakanka/Children of the Mother Earth) organization remained silent during last week’s violent protests in Nicaragua, ignited by the government’s April 16, 2018 approval of social security reforms. Many Miskitu people on the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast claimed the Instituto Nicaragüense … Continue reading Yatama Vindicated by Nicaraguan Protests

India: A Changing Landscape for the Bonda Highlanders

Featured image: Typical Bonda house in Baunsupada village. The Bondas have always led sustainable lives in the forest, but deforestation and changes in traditional farming practices now threaten their survival. Photo: Abhijit Mohanty.       by Abhijit Mohanty / Intercontinental Cry The road to Bondaghati winds through the hills and forests of Malkangiri district, on Odisha’s southern edge. … Continue reading India: A Changing Landscape for the Bonda Highlanders

Dignified Resistance in Malaysia

Featured image: Blockade in Gua Musang Photo: SAM – Friends of the Earth Malaysia      by Real World Radio via Intercontinental Cry For the past two months, approximately 800 Orang Asli Indigenous Peoples have maintained blockades at several sites in Gua Musang district, Kelantan State, Malaysia in defense of the environment and their customary rights … Continue reading Dignified Resistance in Malaysia

Uncontacted Tribes’ Rights Recognized in Peru’s Historic Land Pledge

Featured image: The Mashco Piro have been increasingly entering into contact with outsiders. The new reserves are intended to ensure uncontacted groups’ lands remain undisturbed. © Jean-Paul Van Belle      by Survival International Peru is to create two Amazonian reserves for the protection of uncontacted tribes , covering more than 2.5 million hectares. At least seven … Continue reading Uncontacted Tribes’ Rights Recognized in Peru’s Historic Land Pledge

BREAKING: Second Blockade Halts Slaughter of Yellowstone Buffalo

March 16th 2018 For Immediate Release Media Contact: Talon Brings Buffalo 406-404-9131 Stephens Creek Trap, Yellowstone National Park March 16th 2018 Hours before dawn on Friday March 16th, two members of the Wild Buffalo Defense collective arrived at the gate of Yellowstone National Park’s Stephens Creek Buffalo capture facility. They blocked the gate with three … Continue reading BREAKING: Second Blockade Halts Slaughter of Yellowstone Buffalo